The Definitive Guide to

Skylark and Wallcreeper

Published by Yellow Jacket
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
$17.99
List Price
8-12
Target Age
416
Pages
Chapter
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

While helping her granny Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during Superstorm Sandy, Lily uncovers secrets of her grandmother’s past as a member of the French Resistance during WWII. Queens, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is flooding New York City, and Lily is at a nursing home with her grandmother, Collette. Lily visits Collette often, as she is beginning to lose her memories. When the National Guard shows up to evacuate the building and take them to safety at the Park Slope armory in Brooklyn, Lily’s granny suddenly produces a red box she’s hidden in a closet for years. Once they get to safety, Lily opens the box, where she finds an old, beautiful Montblanc pen. Granny tells Lily that the pen is very important and that she has to take care of it, as well as some letters written in French. But Lily loses the pen in the course of helping other nursing home residents, and as she searches the city trying to find it, she learns more about her grandmother’s past in France and begins to uncover the significance of the pen with the help of her best friend, a quirky pen expert, and a larger-than-life, off-Broadway understudy. Told in alternating sections (2012 and 1944), this engaging book explores a deep friendship during difficult times and the importance of family.

What Kind of Book is Skylark and Wallcreeper

Book Lists That Include Skylark and Wallcreeper

Book Lists › grandma
Great Children's Books About Grandmas
Book Lists › writing
Children's Books About Writing
Book Lists › friendship
Favorite Children's Books About Friendship
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Skylark and Wallcreeper

author
Anne O'Brien Carelli

Anne O'Brien Carelli is the author of adult nonfiction and the picture book Amina's New Friends. She has always been fascinated by the French Resistance, and studied history at Case Western Reserve University. For her PhD, Anne researched psychology of the gifted. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Anne lives in the Hudson River Valley in upstate New York. This is her debut middle grade novel.

View Author

What Has Anne O'Brien Carelli Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Anne O'Brien Carelli know that we want more details from them about Skylark and Wallcreeper!

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

Anne of Green Gables (Puffin in Bloom) book
6.5
female role models · parties · friendship · moms · adoption
Anne of Green Gables (Puffin in Bloom)
Stuart Little book
6.5
animals · friendship · sleuthing · New York · mice · adventure
Stuart Little
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
animals · musical-instruments · jobs and careers · music · trying new things · artists · confidence · being yourself · dads · friendship · love · trumpets · swans
The Trumpet of the Swan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book
5.9
imagination · food · chocolate · grandpa · hard work · kindness · honesty · friendship · bravery
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Best Bear in All the World book
5.8
seasons · friendship · stuffed animal friends · bears · choosing cheeriness · happiness · adventure
The Best Bear in All the World
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler book
5.8
New York · artists · siblings
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Magic Misfits book
5.8
family · friendship · making friends · LGBTQ · magic
The Magic Misfits
Ivy book
5.5
grandma
Ivy

Book Details

ISBN 10:
1499807457
ISBN 13:
9781499807455
Publication Date:
October 2, 2018